Startup Weekend Women 2018 is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered women entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.
Our goal is to create an environment where passionate women can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration and we hope you will help us reach our goals by supporting this global movement on a local level.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
What will attendees get?
Co-Founder Dating - Come find other like-minded people. This is probably the most valuable type of networking participants could ever do if they want to start a business.
Education – Spend a weekend with some of the communities brightest and most creative minds. Learn a new programming language, what MVP stands for, how to build an actual strategy, get feedback from experienced mentor-entrepreneurs, and actually create & test something rather than just theorizing.
Learn How to Launch – This is the epitome of LeanStartup Methodology at its finest. Go from idea to launch. Participants have 54 hours to figure out everything from the mission, your target market, go-to market strategies, to giving a full presentation of a hopefully working prototype and validation (or non-validation) of concept to their peers.
Actually Launch a Business – Over 36% of the Startup Weekend Startups are still alive after 3 months. Sometimes a company emerges, sometimes one doesn’t. Over 10% of companies go on to produce revenue or get seed funding, but every time people leave with more experience, insight, knowledge, friends, and resources than they came with.
Food – 5 great meals and drinks are provided during the weekend… Including plenty of caffeine. We understand the importance of keeping teams together, and helping them be productive.
Fantastic opportunity to pitch to top investors – you get a real value here.
Awesome gifts and awards – 6-month free space from SUP Startup Accelerator, free report for technote.az and technimum.com and other unique opportunities.
Organizers and Sponsor support
Baku Startup Weekend is organized by independent experts (4 organizers include Mammad, Rashad, Vusal and Kamala) and global Techstar Startup Weekend forum. Major sponsors of the event include Next Step Innovation Center (event host), SUP Startup Accelertor and other companies which will support the event include Khazar Ventures, Technote.az and Technimum.com. More sponsors and sponsors are to be updated.